The Golden State Warriors recently presented Daryle Allums, founder of Adamika Village and Oakland Frontline Healers, with their 2022 Impact Warrior Award. Allums was acknowledged for his multiple contributions to the Bay Area, especially the African American community.
During the Warriors’ half-time on Monday June 27th, Allums was brought from box seats to mid-court to receive his award. He shared his special moment with mentor and friend Donald Frazier, CEO of Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), who he says had a profound effect that turned him around.
I wouldn’t be standing here today if it wasn’t for Don. He took more than one chance on me and helped me grow and build my movement.
Allums’ journey from the streets of Deep East Oakland to center court Monday began in 2016 after Allums lost a close friend to gunfire while she was praise dancing.
In 2016 he created the Adamika Village #stopkillingourkids movement and became what is known as a “Credible Messenger” in the streets. Allums has since recruited many to his victims-led organization to intervene and care for other victims of violence and their families.
Adamika Village is one of the community-building organizations BOSS collaborates with to provide restorative justice circles and community healing activities to violence-impacted individuals, families, and communities.
Community healing work is designed to address personal and community trauma, and offer pathways out of cyclical violence.
For more information about BOSS' Neighborhood Impact Hubs visit our page.
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